|Minimum Stay||4 - 5 nights|
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Kamaole Sands is an upscale property that has been voted 'Best Condominium on Maui' by the travel industry. It is located at the south end of the little town of Kihei and borders on the exclusive neighborhood of Wailea. The complex is directly across the street from one of the best beaches in Maui - Kamaole III.
Our condominium has central air thought and sleeps two. The central air conditioner is new as of July 2015. It is a split system meaning you can run the air in both the living room and the bedroom simultaneously. To use the A/C all you need to do is turn the knob by the lanai to activate the living room. It has about a 60 second delay before it kicks in. If you leave the lanai door open longer than 3 minutes while the A/C is running it will turn off and you will have to turn the knob again. For the bedroom the knob to activate is next to the bathroom door. A full turn of the knob will give you 6 straight hours of cool air. THE TEMPERATURE FOR THE CONDO A/C IS PRESET AT 71 DEGREES AND CANNOT BE ADJUSTED. I feel the setting is very comfortable and I think you will as well . If you decide you want the air off just turn the knob backwards counter clockwise. The unit has been remodeled and is in building number six with a beautiful garden view. It is very spacious with one bedroom and two full baths. The entire condominium has new tile floors. We have the unit with the very large lanai to add to your enjoyment of the beach. The condominium comes with a TV with cable in the master suite and an entertainment center with TV/VCR/DVD/CD player in the living room. I also have videos for both young and old and books for your enjoyment. ***FREE INTERNET***
For your beach experience, I also provide you with beach towels, chairs, grass mats, boogie boards, coolers, snorkel gear, umbrellas,tennis rackets and just about anything else you need for a day at the beach or pool. I even have a wagon for you to use when bringing in your groceries from the car. It really comes in handy when lugging in big packs of bottled water.
The Kamaole Sands complex is a lush, 15-acre property that truly represents the Aloha spirit. We are in building six, on the second floor, across from the pool. The pool has recently been renovated and the decking replaced with beautiful flagstone. There are two jet spas, a large pool, and a children's wading pool. There are also four regulation tennis courts, barbecue areas, an on-site deli, and a center to book activities. The complex has also been recently gated for more privacy. Several world-class golf courses are minutes away. Just a short walk or drive is great shopping and dining.
I know that you will enjoy your stay in our vacation dream home. Please feel free to contact me if I can answer any questions you might have.
Hawaii State Tax number is W30080400-01
Keywords: condo,large lanai, Kamaole Sands, Kihei,
The unit is on the 2nd floor with the lanai looking towards the pool area, vegetation blocks the view, but not the noise from the pool area before 10:00, no biggie.
The unit itself is nicely remodeled, with tasteful decor, nice furniture etc.. Also the owners provide a nice selection of beach chairs and towels, cooler, snorkeling gear etc (pretty much the same as the other units we have stayed at in the Kamaole Sands). The complex is well maintained and is located, just a short walk across the street to the park and beach.
So what's not to love?
The booking experience was not as others have reviewed, Wanda was very hard to get in touch with and not terribly informative when we did make contact (a yellow flag I should have heeded).
The first glitch was not getting arrival instructions until just a couple of days before our trip which was unnerving, and this quickly led to the 2nd and most significant glitch that cast a pall on our entire vacation, this relates to the "Central A/C" which was the MAJOR reason that I selected this unit. Here's where you find out that the system is on a timer, AND THE SETTINGS ARE CONTROLLED BY THE OWNER!! The A/C was pretty pathetic, the timer was not a big deal, but the temperature of the unit was very uncomfortable, and the unit was set on the lowest possible setting so it only emitted a whisper of cool-ish air. The welcome letter lets you know that the owners have the controls so it just sucks to be you if you do not like it, AWFUL!! This borders of false advertising, we have been going to Hawaii for decades (renting condos from VRBO for over 10 years) and have never had such an awful situation. I would have been happy to pay for excess electricity but without the controls this was not possible. Trying to sleep every night stewing in our own sweat was not nice and made our whole vacation sleep deprived. To be fair I live is a very temperate location where I do not even have A/C in my home (Encinitas, CA close to the beach) so someone used to extreme heat (Texas, Arizona ?) may be fine, MY WIFE AND I WERE NOT!!
The final indignity was the "free" internet, while free, the performance of the system made it worthless.
You can do better at the Kamaole Sands, we love the complex, but I would recommend finding a different unit. I would also recommend that the owners be more upfront about the A/C system restrictions, better still, charge and extra $10/night and set the unit at a humane level
The Lanei was nice for breakfast and relaxing. Enjoyed that the rental was close to the pool. The extra nice touches were much appreciated. (books,movies and games). Everything one would want was in the kitchen, crockpot, coffee maker, pans, dishes, seasonings, ect. Thanks for sharing your home with us! Would recommend for up to 4 people, Accurate listing!
Laurie and Steve
This was our first visit to Maui, and thanks to the wonderful visit we had residing at Wanda's condo, it won't be our last visit. The condo is nicely furnished, across the street from the beach, and convenient to stores and restaurants. Wanda provides a number of nice "extras" -- such as books, toys for young kids, kitchen supplies, and beach supplies. Wanda was great to communicate with regarding the booking of her condo and always responding promptly to my questions -- even after I arrived in Maui. Wanda, many thanks for your time and hospitality!
We stayed in this condo in the middle of February 2016. It was the best place out of the four properties we recently rented in Hawaii (Oahu, Maui, and Kauai), although it wasn't the most expensive one.
The location is very convenient. The condo is located at the south end of upscale Kihei and 10 minutes walk from posh Wailea (south of Kihei). Restaurants, cafes (including a Starbucks), and supermarkets are at a walking distance. A beach is just across a street. The balcony faces a nice garden, but one could also see a bit of the ocean.
I'm a bit picky about cleanliness, but this condo met even my high standards. Great job!
My wife and I just returned from our holiday to Maui having spent the first part of our trip at this fantastic condo at Kihei. The very nicely updated condo is on the second floor, in a quiet location situated in the highly rated Kamaole Sands. The condo's large, covered lanai overlooks the gardens and swimming pool, unlike some of the other condos in the complex that look out into parking lots and have smaller lanais.
All of the amenities we could have hoped for were available, including a boogie board, snorkel equipment, a cooler, tennis rackets and folding lawn chairs.
Kamaole Sands is conveniently located on South Kihei Road, directly across from a beautiful sandy beach and park, and is a short walk to restaurants, coffee shops and grocery stores.
Wanda, the contact person/ owner is a wonderful person. She was very friendly throughout the entire rental process. She promptly responded to all of our inquiries. During the process, she informed me that others attempted to influence her into renting her condo to them with offers of more money. Wanda demonstrated that she is a loyal and ethical owner by holding the condo for us pending execution of the rental agreement.
When we return to Kihei, we hope that we will again be able to rent this wonderful condo.
Thank you Wanda and John from Frank and Sandy..., your friends to the North.
This is a wonderful, beautiful condo with everything you need! Close to the pool & steps away from the beach! Our family enjoyed our stay & will be booking this same unit next year!!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
High Season 2017
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
A $200.00 deposit is required to hold the unit. This will go towards the final rent payment. The reservation will not be confirmed until deposit is made and rental agreement is signed.